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BUSINESS BULLETIN 42 / 2001

Monday 12th March 2001

Section E - Written questions lodged on 9 March 2001

 

 

S1W-14062 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much money the Coalfields Regeneration Trust has made or will be making available to address the social and economic regeneration needs of coalfield communities in Scotland in each year for which figures are available.

S1W-14063 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-10801 by Susan Deacon on 9 January 2001, whether it will publish in full the review relating to the care proposals for mentally disordered offenders carried out by the Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health Service and, if so when.

S1W-14064 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what policy proposals it intends to bring forward with regard to the care, treatment and support of mentally disordered offenders.

S1W-14065 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive on what basis, in terms of replacement cost, actual cost and any other categories used, the capital value of assets used by its core and associated departments and its agencies has been assessed.

S1W-14066 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation it has had with the water authorities in respect of the decision to remove the water charges relief afforded to charities.

S1W-14067 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give any direction to water authorities relating to the removal of water charges relief afforded to charities.

S1W-14068 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what estimate it has made of any impact of the removal of water charges relief on the work of charities and voluntary organisations.

S1W-14069 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Medical Council's guidance Confidentiality: Protecting and Providing Information is having on the collection of personal health information for use by the health service and what implications these provisions will have for the Scottish Data Set.

S1W-14070 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what contribution the Scottish Data Set has made in the fight against disease.

S1W-14071 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any collection of health information have been discontinued as a result of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Medical Council guidance Confidentiality: Protecting and Providing Information.

S1W-14072 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many teacher training places exist for (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special educational needs teaching, in which institutions the places are offered and how many places are offered in each institution.

S1W-14073 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many one year postgraduate teacher training places exist for (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special educational needs teaching, in which institutions the places are offered and how many places are offered in each institution.

S1W-14074 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many teacher training places on courses of more than one year exist for (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special educational needs teaching, in which institutions the places are offered and how many places are offered in each institution.

S1W-14075 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications were received for teacher training courses in 1998, 1999 and 2000 for (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special educational needs teaching, broken down by institution.

S1W-14076 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost was to the Scottish Executive of teacher training for (a) primary, (b) secondary, (c) special education needs and (d) Gaelic medium teaching in 1998, 1999 and 2000.

S1W-14077 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether section 4(1)(g) of the draft Land Reform (Scotland) Bill will apply to the grounds of hotels which are currently kept exclusively for the use of hotel guests.

S1W-14078 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is still a tenable position, in the light of the European Convention on Human Rights, for a Fiscal or officer of the Crown to say that the reasons for taking a particular course of action are confidential.

S1W-14079 Irene McGugan: To ask the Presiding Officer, further to the answer to question S1W-13566 by Sir David Steel on 7 March 2001, which languages are being considered for use on the Parliament's website to provide public information resources and whether Scots is likely to be one of these languages.

S1W-14080 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-12944 by Mr Jack McConnell on 14 February 2001, whether the attainment of Governing Body Accredited Coaching Qualifications will be recognised as continuing professional development for teachers.

S1W-14081 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to reduce the level of social problems such as drug abuse, ill-health and crime through the introduction and development within the school curriculum of a sporting culture for children and young people.

S1W-14082 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to develop a national parenting strategy.

S1W-14083 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive when the draft National Strategy and Framework arising from on the Youth Crime Review will be published.

S1W-14084 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive how implementation of the recommendations of the Youth Crime Review Advisory Group is being monitored for effectiveness across Scotland.

S1W-14085 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive when the evaluation of new community schools will be completed.

S1W-14086 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what response it will make to the findings of the report by The Prince's Trust It's Like That, in particular regarding the feelings of alienation amongst young people, including offenders and the unemployed, and how it will ensure that it is responsive to the needs and concerns of such young people.

S1W-14087 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it will cost to police the Efficient Consumer Response Conference being held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre from 15 May to 17 May 2001.

S1W-14088 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how many police will be required to provide security for the Efficient Consumer Response Conference being held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre from 15 May to 17 May 2001.

S1W-14089 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Strathclyde Police will be discussing the security surrounding the Efficient Consumer Response Conference being held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre from 15 May to 17 May 2001 with the organisers of the conference and, if so, what the relationship will be between the police and any security officers provided by the organisers.

S1W-14090 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what studies are taking place to assess the utility of on-line voting to rural communities.

S1W-14091 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what studies it has done or intends to do to establish whether on-line voting would improve turnout at local elections.

S1W-14092 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to run any experiments in on-line voting.

S1W-14093 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what studies it has done on improving the security of on-line voting.

S1W-14094 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made any assessment of the cost of introducing on-line voting to local elections and, if so, what that cost would be.

S1W-14095 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all of its e-government projects are on schedule and on budget.

S1W-14096 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any of its agencies or departments have been nominated in any categories in this year's Government Computing Innovation Awards.

S1W-14097 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what schemes for assisting teachers to purchase computers are presently in operation, what plans it has for continuing and developing such schemes and what take up there has been in terms of numbers and cost in the past twelve months.

S1W-14098 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has compared any schemes it has to assist teachers to purchase computers with those available in other parts of the United Kingdom and whether it will use any knowledge gained to amend its schemes if those elsewhere have a higher take up rate.

 

 
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